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Samsung SDS and IBM collaborate to strengthen open source hyperledger fabric and blockchain ecosystems

02/15/2019  During IBM THINK 2019, IBM’s annual conference focused on technology and business, Samsung SDS announced it is continuing its collaboration with IBM in support of advancing Hyperledger Fabric, an open source cross-industry blockchain technology, with recent code contributions, research and a new white paper.

Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity

02/14/2019  China shows biggest increase, nearly matching North America with 12.5% share in 2018.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019 to showcase smart manufacturing, IoT, and workforce development

02/13/2019  Registration opens for Southeast Asia's premier electronics manufacturing supply chain event.

Quantum strangeness gives rise to new electronics

02/11/2019  Noting the startling advances in semiconductor technology, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore proposed that the number of transistors on a chip will double each year, an observation that has been born out since he made the claim in 1965. Still, it's unlikely Moore could have foreseen the extent of the electronics revolution currently underway.

Record revenues for critical subsystems suppliers in 2018 despite collapse in orders

02/08/2019  Critical subsystems for the IC equipment market continued to grow to a new record of $11 billion in 2018. While 2019 is expected to be a downturn year, the long-term outlook remains unchanged with an average growth rate of 3 percent.

China IC production forecast to show a strong 15% 2018-2023 CAGR

02/08/2019  However, China’s indigenous IC production is still likely to fall far short of government targets.

Governor Cuomo announces IBM investment to create artificial intelligence hardware center at SUNY Poly Albany campus

02/07/2019  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that IBM, a long-time anchor tenant at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus in Albany, plans to invest over $2 billion to grow its high-tech footprint at the campus and throughout New York State.

Graphcore leverages Mentor DFT solutions to speed time to market for innovative AI acceleration chip

02/06/2019  Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced that artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor innovator Graphcore (Bristol, U.K.) successfully met its silicon test requirements and achieved rapid test bring-up on its Colossus Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) by using Mentor's Tessent product family.

AIM Photonics announces 300mm silicon photonics multi-project wafer performance

02/05/2019  The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) today announced a number of technical updates leading to best-in-class 300mm silicon (Si) photonics-based multi-project wafer (MPW) performance for the Department of Defense-sponsored initiative led by SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly).

UC Riverside physicists create exotic electron liquid

02/04/2019  The first production of an electron liquid at room temperature opens the way for new optoelectronic devices and basic physics studies.

Global semiconductor sales increase 13.7% to $468.8B in 2018

02/04/2019  Global demand for semiconductors reached a new high in 2018, with annual sales hitting a high-water mark and total units shipped topping 1 trillion for the first time.

Intel names Robert Swan CEO

01/31/2019  Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has named Robert (Bob) Swan as chief executive officer.

VIS to acquire GLOBALFOUNDRIES' Fab 3E in Singapore

01/31/2019  Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) today announced that VIS will acquire GF's Fab 3E in Tampines, Singapore.

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Environment, Safety & Health

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The semiconductor industry is an acknowledged global leader in promoting environmental sustainability in the design, manufacture, and use of its products, as well as the health and safety of its operations and impacts on workers in semiconductor facilities (fabs). We will examine trends and concerns related to emissions, chemical use, energy consumption and worker safety and health.

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As the industry moves to 10nm and 7nm nodes, advances in wafer processing – etch, deposition, planarization, implant, cleaning, annealing, epitaxy among others – will be required. Manufacturers are looking for new solutions for sustained strain engineering, FinFETs, FDSOI and multi-gate technologies, 3D NAND, and high mobility transistors.

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A.I. Enabled Trace Analytics Simplifies Root Cause Analysis and Eliminates Events That Cause Yield Loss

Traditional root cause analysis in manufacturing uses summary data, which is ineffective in the face of complex issues stemming from subtle defects in a process. Full trace analytics, backed by powerful Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) algorithms, uses the entirety of all the sensor and tool data available in a production line for analysis, enabling fabrication engineers to quickly and accurately focus on the causes of issues that negatively affect yield, large and small.February 07, 2019
Sponsored by BISTel

Keysight's Parametric Measurement Handbook (Rev 4)

Keysight Technologies' popular 276-page Parametric Measurement Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for anyone performing device or process characterization. It is filled with tips to help both novice and advanced users, and the latest edition (Rev 4) includes an entirely new section devoted to power device test.September 13, 2018
Sponsored by Keysight Technologies

Jumpstart Your Reliability Verification with Foundry-Supported Rule Decks

For many, formal reliability verification is a new process. Foundry-qualified and foundry-maintained reliability rule decks enable design and IP companies alike to establish baseline robustness and reliability criteria without committing extensive time and resources to the creation and support of proprietary verification solutions. In addition, as reliability verification needs expand, customer demand drives the development and qualification of new and augmented reliability rules.August 30, 2018
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

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